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Celebrating Doctors Day March 30 

Happy Doctor's Day!

UMMC Colleagues:

On this annual observance of National Doctors' Day, we announce the awardees of our 3rd Annual UMMC Doctors' Day awards, who were honored during the Safety Huddle call this morning.

We presented three awards: Attending Physician of the Year, Fellow Physician of the Year and Resident Physician of the Year.

Congratulations to our very deserving awardees:

  • Attending Physician of the Year: Samuel Galvagno, DO, Anesthesiology Program in Trauma
  • Fellow Physicians of the Year (Tie!):
    • Emad Elsamadicy, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • Jesse Shriki DO, Surgical Critical Care
  • Resident Physician of the Year: Rawan Amir, MD, Internal Medicine

Below are some comments about each from the nominations we received:

Samuel Galvagno, DO

Emad Elsamadicy, MD receiving Fellow Physicians of the Year

Outstanding leadership and overall treats nurses with utmost respect.

A very patient teacher. Great with patients. Imparts learners with a love of physiology.

Outstanding physician, intensivist, anesthesiologist, and leader.

A collaborative leader who respects and appreciates everyone's efforts and recognizes importance of "team".

Impeccable leadership during Covid-19 (and beyond).

Emad Elsamadicy, MD

Samuel Galvagno, DO receiving Attending Physician of the YearVery approachable for advice or teaching.

Always uplifting, helpful and wonderful to work with.

Role model.

Always willing and happy to help residents in any way possible.

Jesse Shriki, DO

Jesse Shriki, DO receiving Fellow Physicians of the YearOutstanding teacher, clinician, 100% dedicated.

Leadership, interdisciplinary, collegiality, advocate, positive attitude, dedicated and resilient.

Always willing to help out. Great with patients.

Always willing and happy to help residents in any way possible. Great team effort, always willing to step in and help nursing staff.

Rawan Amir, MD

Rawan Amir, MD receiving Resident Physician of the YearAmazing resident, spearheaded several wellness events, a standout physician.

Goes above and beyond to help her patients but also her co residents and everyone around her.

A great physician, teacher, and mentor to her colleagues and students.

Started monthly wellness events, encouraged education and continued to deliver high quality care for her patients.

  • Her positive energy and enthusiasm have been invaluable this past year.

Please join me congratulating Drs. Galvagno, Elsamadicy, Shriki and Amir.

Thank you to our medical staff colleagues for all you do throughout the year to support our patients, their families, colleagues and our broader community.

Michael Jablonover, MD
SVP & Chief Medical Officer
University of Maryland Medical Center

TigerConnect is Here!

Doc Halo has been replaced by TigerConnect.

Key Features:

  • Reliable and Secure Texting (encrypted and HITRUST certified)
  • Message to single Roles, or Teams comprised of Roles and individual users to streamline care collaboration
  • Ability to designate messages as Priority
  • Know when a message is sent, delivered and read
  • Ability to attach photos, videos and file attachments

For more information, user guides, and training materials go to:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact helpdesk via email ( or via phone (410-328-4357). Look up your local on-campus extension to the IS&T helpdesk.

UMMC Badge Pay Program

The UMMC Badge Pay Program is a substitution for cash and debit card payments. You now have the option to use your employee ID badge for fast and secure checkouts in the cafeteria. To activate your badge, go to and select "sign up." Type your employee ID number into the username field and create your password.

EPCS Enrollment at UMMC Downtown

As you may know, the Medical System will be implementing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances as mandated by the Federal DEA. Please review the attached for background on this initiative. Enrollment for EPCS (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances) at UMMC Downtown starts Thursday, November 7.

In order to prescribe electronically at UMMS (including all outpatient areas), all prescribers will need to be authorized to do so within EPIC.

  • This involves the following:
    The provider must authenticate the prescription using 2 of the following 3 factors:
    • Something only the provider knows, such as a password
    • Something the provider is, such as fingerprint biometrics
    • Something the provider has, such as a one-time password token, which is separate from the device that the provider is using to prescribe (obtained on your smartphone)

To do this, all prescribers need to be enrolled in Imprivata, which will requires in-person identity-proofing by authorized person

WHERE: Medical Staff Services, 110 S. Paca Street, 8th Floor.

What's involved?


  1. Download Imprivata from the App or Google Play Store onto your smartphone. (Android 7 or later, or iOS11 or later required)
  2. Bring a government-issued Photo ID (Driver's License or Passport)
  3. If you are approved for Suboxone prescribing, confirm that the Medical Staff Office has this information.

Enrollment of each prescriber will take about 5 minutes.

*Our FPI Partners will also be offering additional enrollment opportunities at various practice/site locations.

See the initial EPCS communication here.

IHI Open School Training Requirements

House Staff Association Homepage

Portfolio Training: Provider Personalization